Performance Optimization of Flexure Hinges Using Genetic Algorithm
The flexure hinge is an important part of micro-displacement table in the precision instruments. To improve the performance of micro-displacement table, the key parameters of its flexure hinges: radius and thickness of hinge and length of connecting rods etc. are studied. Aiming at a commonly used parallel four-bar flexure hinges structure, the parameters of flexure hinge are optimized by using the genetic algorithm under the condition that the frequency of objective function approaches a maximum value.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
B. Li and J. Gou, "Performance Optimization of Flexure Hinges Using Genetic Algorithm", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 4542-4546, 2012